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Philosophy

Degree type
MA
Language of education
English
Duration
24 months
Tuition fee EU/EEA
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Tuition fee Non EU/EEA
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Education type
Fulltime
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Application deadline
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Accreditations
NVAO
Type of institution
Research University
City
Nijmegen

Program description

The two-year English research master's programme in philosophy is tailored for talented and highly motivated students. It has an international character and is of high academic calibre.

The two-year English research master's programme in philosophy is tailored for talented and highly motivated students. It has an international character and is of high academic calibre. Thanks to the small number of admissions, supervision is personal and intense. As a student, you will specializes in one of seven possible philosophical domains, which range from metaphysics and epistemology over the history of philosophy to anthropology and ethics. Each specialization is linked to the research carried out at the Faculty.

In the course of your two years, you will follow four research seminars in your own domain, two master seminars (out of a choice of eight), an intense methodology seminar and skills training in oral presentation and academic writing. In the research seminars you will discuss your own work as well as that of faculty members and of guest scholars. A research paper and a thesis will conclude the programme. The thesis takes the form of a publishable article and of a research proposal. The aim of the programme is to prepare you for a career in research, in a university context or in the public or private sectors.

Philosophy Curriculum

Methods course; master and research master seminars in the domain of the student's specialization; academic writing and oral presentation; master thesis.

Specializations

  • Philosophical Anthropology
  • Philosophical Ethics
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Language and Logic
  • Philosophy of Mind
  • History of Philosophy

Objectives
Higher introduction into specialised philosophical research and preperation for research as a PhD student or in other research contexts.

Instruction modes
Seminars, training sessions, personal thesis supervision.
Literature study, oral presentation, research, research proposal, self study, seminar

Sustainable strengthening
Because students are educated in reflective and analytical thinking on a scientific level, they can contribute to capacity building as a teacher or policymaking official in their home country. This can also contribute to the mutual strengthening of the institutions and to enhance the level of their functioning.

About Radboud University Nijmegen

Radboud University Nijmegen is one of the best performing Dutch universities in the international university rankings. It currently holds 127th place in the Times Higher Education ranking and is ranked 136th in the QS ranking.

Radboud University Nijmegen has seven faculties and enrols over 17,500 students. Its personal style of teaching ensures that there is plenty of opportunity to work closely with instructors and fellow students in small seminars.

One of the main strengths of education and research at Radboud University Nijmegen is the way it forges cooperative links across disciplinary boundaries and the continuous exchange of ideas with others working in related areas.

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Admission requirements

Previous education

BA in Philosophy.

Grade average

Average grade in philosophy in the 2nd and 3rd year of the Bachelors degree studies must be the equivalent of 7.5 or more (on the Dutch scale of 10. BA thesis must be the equivalent of a grade of 8 or more (on the Dutch scale of 10).

Assessment interview

The programme coordinator, prof. dr. Ch. Lüthy, will be glad to reply to queries and help with the formulation of an application (luethy@phil.ru.nl).

Language requirements

CAE: C1, CPE: C1, IELTS overall band: 6, TOEFL paper based: 550, TOEFL computer based: 213, TOEFL internet based: 80

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